The Yearly Booster: Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2017-2018 - Online Course

September 5, 2017 - September 3, 2018

Developed in partnership with Alberta Health 


Target Audience: 

Alberta pharmacists wishing to understand the influenza program. (Awareness)

Alberta community pharmacists participating in the influenza program. (Program Participants)



The 2017 flu season will begin on October 23rd, 2017.  This program will provide an overview of the policies and procedures for pharmacists participating in the delivery of publicly funded flu vaccine this year.  Join Betty as she discusses the policies pharmacists need to be familiar with, and describes this year’s flu vaccine products and their associated recommendation for use based on patient specifics. 



At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  1. Review the references and resources available for pharmacist participating in immunizations
  2. Examine policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations for the publicly funded flu vaccine this season
  3. Discuss the epidemiology of influenza
  4. Explore the specific influenza vaccines to be administered in the 2017-2018 season in Alberta
  5. Explain rationale behind questions on the influenza consent forms



Betty Golightly, BScPharm, FTM (Glasgow)

Instructor, Pharmacy Assistant Program, SAIT Polytechnic

Owner/Operator, Go Travel Health, Calgary


Betty Golightly’s career includes 26 years of community practice. She has a Foundation in Travel Medicine from the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). Betty successfully challenged the International Society of Travel Medicine Certificate of Knowledge Examination (Portugal). Currently, Betty is an instructor in the Pharmacy Assistant Program at S.A.I.T. Polytechnic and the owner and operator of Go Travel Health where she does travel health consultations and presentations.



CCCEP Program #: 8007-2017-2167-I-P

Accreditation Period: Sept 5, 2017 - Sept 3, 2018
CEU’s: 1.25


Registration for this course will grant you access to the presentation and materials for a period of 90 days.  Please ensure you complete the course within 90 days of registering.


By registering for this program, you agree to accepting communication (e-mail or mail) from RxA related to my registration and participation in this course.



This program is ONLY available to Alberta Pharmacists.


RxA Members - Available at no charge $0.00. 

RxA Student Members - Available at no charge $0.00


RxA Members and Students can Access ALL RxA Courses online in GoPharmacist.

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Non-Members - Available for a fee of $75.00 as part of RxA's new RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM incentive program (Read Below).


NEW RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM program for Non-Members included in your registration fee.

Every Non-Member that registers for this program will receive a $50.00 RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM credit* that they can use towards the purchase of their RxA membership for the NEXT membership year.  This incentive is part of a new program RxA is offering to encourage all pharmacists to become a member of RxA.  

For more about the RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM program click here. 



This course is valued at $125.00.  


Please contact the Alberta Pharmacists' Association at if you have questions about this program.


Cancellation and Refunds: 
Not applicable. 


Difficulty Registering Online? 

Download our registration form, fill it out, and fax it back to us at 780-990-1236.

We'll process it the next business day and you'll receive a confirmation by e-mail. 


*RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM credits:

  • only apply towards the next year's (July 1-June 30) regular RxA membership fee to a maximum value of $425 (does not include insurance,EnviRx or any other RxA programs);
  • are non-transferrable, non-refundable and can not be carried over past June 30th each year.


Only open to Alberta pharmacists registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacists. 

Member Fee:  $0.00
Student Fee:  $0.00
Non-Member Fee:  $75.00